Location: Delta Hotel Toronto Airport & Conference Centre in Toronto
Theme: Connected by Complexity & Design
April 6, 2019 – Pre-Conference Workshops (optional)
April 7 – 9, 2019 – National Leaders Conference
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Sunday, April 7 • 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Roundtable Discussion 1: Liberal Arts vs Personalization of Learning: a critical discussion

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45 minute session

The liberal arts model in secondary education is currently under scrutiny, in light of competing demands (STEM, a focus on computational, applied thinking, the rapid development of specialised, tech-focused approaches to education, etc.) dictated by a utilitarian approach. There is no doubt that these demands shape a competing model of education, one that is no longer idealistic in nature, and that they are in turn a response to a legitimate need to re-define the competences and intellectual tools that will allow our students to understand a complex, rapidly changing world. The urgent question that educators need to face concerns the extent to which these competing models can in fact be rendered compatible by re-thinking the flexibility and inclusiveness of our curricula. This discussion will focus on both examples of hybrid curricular solutions and the educational philosophies underpinning the issue.


Melissa Moore

Principal of the Middle School, Mulgrave School
Melissa Moore is the Principal of the Middle School at Mulgrave School. Her teaching background is in Humanities and Social Emotional Learning. Melissa has her Masters in Educational Leadership and has a certificate for School Leadership for Social-Emotional Learning and Character... Read More →

Chiara Tabet

Principal of the Senior School, Mulgrave School
Chiara is currently the Senior School Principal at Mulgrave School (West Vancouver, BC). Prior to her appointment in 2017, she served as the Head of Senior School at Al Bateen School, an international IB school in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.. Chiara has also worked, first as a teacher and then... Read More →

Sunday April 7, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Plaza Ballroom AB

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